If you have made it to this page, you likely know that I have participated in the Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride (TNHBR) for Muscular Dystrophy (www.transnhbikeride.org ) for the last three years. Fewer know that I have signed up to do the 3-day, 220 mile ride again this year. I am writing to ask for your support of MDA through me in this event.
Some know, some don’t, that I have 2 great-nephews who have MD. They were diagnosed just about the time that I moved to Wisconsin. I always searched for ways to support them and their families; and to honor them in their daily battle. Four years ago I started biking, lost nearly 100lbs, and added unknown years to my life. During one of my rides it dawned on me that I might be able to support and honor Mason and Jordan by doing a charity ride for them. After that I learned that a coworker had relatives with MD, and honoring them has become equally important to me. After a few weeks of searching, I settled on the TNHBR. (Actually, it is the only significant ride that I have been able to find.)
The ride starts at the Canadian border north of Colebrook, New Hampshire and travels in an arc southward to Portsmouth, NH. Overnight stops are in North Woodstock, NH and Concord, NH. A huge group of great volunteers (many fire department members) assist along the way with rest stops, meals, and signs for directions. Martha joined me the past 2 years as one of those volunteers and will do so again this year. It is a pretty grueling three days, albeit far less than many of those dealing with MD have to do each day. I am honored to sacrifice for these days to help those with MD and I ask that you do so also.
Please use the donate button above to give what you feel is appropriate. Last year I got a late start (and broke my collarbone) and settled on a goal of $1750, just a little over the minimum required of each rider. This year I have set our goal at $2,000. In return for your generosity, I promise to share as much of my ride as I can immediately before, during, and after the ride.
Thank you so much for your support.